Tuesday, October 20, 2015

UPDATE: Let's follow the Shea money from Wingra Stone to Scott Walker

Here's another example of why Wisconsin Republicans want to make the change as blared in the following headline:

It's called pay to play.

[Original post starts here]

Focus on Dane County: Gravel blasting irks Fitchburg residents.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/21/2015)

With Wisconsin Republicans working overtime to take away local control, I suspect Wingra Stone feels comfortable taking a 'flexible' approach to public relations.
Fitchburg has a blasting ordinance that requires notification of residents before blasts, monitoring of seismic activity, and establishment of safety measures.

But Arnold said it’s unclear to what extent the city can enforce its ordinance because the quarry predates the ordinance’s adoption.

In an email notification to nearby residents, Wingra Stone said it plans to do two blasts between 9 a.m. and noon Friday. The company already did two blasts at the site on Tuesday.
And of course, Wingra Stone did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.

Since 1993, the Shea family has donated total of $32,438 to mostly Republican candidates.

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Once again, Wisconsin Republicans violate their most precious principle.  (7/4/2015)
Cartoon conservative principles.  (5/6/2015)
The Usual Hypocrisy: What Scott Walker sez on his campaign website and what he does in the Governor's office are two different things.  (5/2/2015)
The "hits" to local control just keep on coming.  (2/28/2015)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board calls out Republican hypocrisy.  (2/17/2014)
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "Principles". (2/14/2014)
Yet another lesson in Republican hypocrisy.  (2/13/2014)
Another lesson in hypocrisy: Wisconsin Republicans disparage Mary Burke for her wealth.  (1/31/2014)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)

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